For Presidents’ Day, Read a Book

They were both tall: one, shy and purposeful and the other, ready to laugh but brought down by worry.  Both led our country admirably in the midst  of war.  We celebrate the birthdays  of our  first and 16th presidents  and, in extension,  all our presidents on February 21.  Washington and Lincoln lead fascinating lives  and a wide variety of books  chronicle their struggles  and explore their personalities:

 

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 Big George by Anne Rockwell

 

 

 

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 George Washington, Spymaster   

by Thomas Allen

 

 

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Abraham Lincoln by Amy L. Cohn

 

 

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  Lincoln Tells a Joke by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer

 

 

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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming

 

 

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About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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3 Responses to For Presidents’ Day, Read a Book

  1. Rebecca says:

    Today is Anne Rockwell’s (Big George) birthday.
    http://childrensbookalmanac.com/

  2. Patte says:

    The book The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary includes Mary Todd Lincoln’s cake recipe that was a favorite of the President’s. Read the book and recipe, bake the cake on the 12th, and eat a slice for Abe.

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